Opera Southwest Presents Verdi’s La Traviata

All events at the NHCC through April 9, 2020 have been cancelled / postponed.
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March 22, 25, 27 & 29, 2019
2 pm—Sundays
7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday

Opera Southwest presents Verdi’s La Traviata, a fully-staged opera with orchestra, sung in Italian with English translation supertitles and presented in three acts with one intermission.

One of the most famous of the great classic operas, La Traviata is a sweeping love story set against the backdrop of decadent Paris high society, where the celebrated courtesan Violetta eschews her wealthy suitors for the simple life with poor Alfredo.

$19, $39, $59, $79, $99; discounts for groups of ten or more and patrons 30 and younger

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Inside Opera Series: Il Postino

6-7:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 21, 28, and February 4

Join us for our second year of “Inside Opera”—a workshop series presented by the NHCC in partnership with Opera Southwest.  This year the opera is “Il Postino” and each workshop will focus on a different element of the performance (see below).  Those who attend any one of the three workshops will receive a 15% discounted ticket to the show.  Sign up for the workshops here:  https://nhccnm.wufoo.com/forms/inside-opera-workshop-series-il-postino/

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NHCC & Opera Southwest Present Daniel Catan’s Il Postino

February 2, 7 & 9, 2020
2 pm—Sundays
7:30 pm—Friday

Opera Southwest presents Daniel Catán’s Il Postino, a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Spanish with both Spanish and English translation supertitles, and presented in two acts with one intermission.

Presented in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Il Postino is based on the novel Ardiente Paciencia by Antonio Skármeta, as well as the film by Michael Radford. When exiled Chilean poet Pablo Neruda arrives on a tiny Italian island, he receives so much fan mail that Mario is hired as his personal postman. Mario soon becomes Neruda’s student, learning the art of poetry to woo a local barmaid. Inspired by Neruda, Mario’s poetic voice continues to take wing as he expresses the struggles of his fellow working class villagers. A firm friendship develops, and the postman is forever a changed man.

$19, $39, $59, $79, $99; discounts for groups of eight or more and patrons 30 and younger

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Inside Opera Series: Il Postino

6-7:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 21, 28, and February 4

Join us for our second year of “Inside Opera”—a workshop series presented by the NHCC in partnership with Opera Southwest.  This year the opera is “Il Postino” and each workshop will focus on a different element of the performance (see below).  Those who attend any one of the three workshops will receive a 15% discounted ticket to the show. Sign up for the workshops here:  https://nhccnm.wufoo.com/forms/inside-opera-workshop-series-il-postino/

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Film: Neruda

7 pm

In post-World War II Chile, a police prefect pursues Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, now a fugitive in his own country for joining the Communist Party. In this story of a persecuted artist and his obsessive adversary, Neruda sees his chance to become a symbol for liberty as well as a literary legend.

Directed by Pablo Larraín; Spanish with English subtitles; 107 minutes; rated R.

Presented as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.

Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show

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Inside Opera Series: Il Postino

6-7:30 pm
Tuesdays, January 21, 28, and February 4

Join us for our second year of “Inside Opera”—a workshop series presented by the NHCC in partnership with Opera Southwest.  This year the opera is “Il Postino” and each workshop will focus on a different element of the performance (see below). Those who attend any one of the three workshops will receive a 15% discounted ticket to the show. Sign up for the workshops here:  https://nhccnm.wufoo.com/forms/inside-opera-workshop-series-il-postino/

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Opera Southwest Presents New Year’s with the Opera!

2 pm & 7 pm

New Year’s with the Opera is a fun variety show featuring Opera Southwest’s most beloved performers, the Albuquerque Youth Symphony, and the Opera Southwest Chamber Orchestra. With a variety of opera favorites and light classics, there is something for everyone to ring in the New Year. This year, for the first time, we offer a family-friendly presentation at 2 pm along with our evening performance at 7 pm.

$45, $55, $65;

  • an additional $45 upcharge for the New Year’s Eve VIP After-Party with the cast after the 7 pm performance.

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Opera Southwest Presents Bottesini’s Alì Babà

October 20, 25 & 27, 2019
2 pm—Sundays
7:30 pm—Friday

Opera Southwest presents Alì Babà, a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Italian with English translation supertitles and presented in three acts with one intermission. With a libretto based on “Alì Babà and the Forty Thieves,” the well-known and lively story from One Thousand and One NightsAlì Babà was composed by Giovanni Bottesini, an Italian composer and double bass virtuoso known as the “Paganini of the bass.”

$19, $39, $59, $79, $99; discounts for groups of eight or more and patrons 30 and younger

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Opera Southwest Presents Wagner’s Lohengrin–RELOCATED

Due to facilities issues in the Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts at the NHCC, this performance will not take place at the NHCC. To learn more about the new dates and location, please visit https://www.operasouthwest.org/operas/lohengrin

Opera Southwest presents Wagner’s Lohengrin, a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in German with English translation supertitles and presented in three acts with two intermissions. This will be the New Mexico premiere of Wagner’s bel canto masterpiece.

Our pioneering reconstruction of the lost orchestration from the 1850 Weimar premiere of Lohengrin, conducted by Franz Liszt, will revisit the intimate and historically accurate masterpiece for an epic close to this season. Maestro Anthony Barrese conducts.
$15, $29, $45, $59, $75, $89; discounts for groups of ten or more and patrons 30 and younger

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Opera Southwest Presents Astor Piazzolla’s María de Buenos Aires

February 17, 20, 22 & 24, 2019
2 pm — Sundays
7:30 pm—Wednesday & Friday

Opera Southwest presents Astor Piazzolla’s María de Buenos Aires, a fully-staged opera with orchestra, sung in Spanish with both English and Spanish translation supertitles, and presented in two acts with one intermission.

OSW is thrilled to present Piazzolla’s only opera in partnership with the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The story goes that his surrealist depiction of the titular Maria’s sleepwalk through violence, death, the afterlife, and rebirth was composed entirely on the bandoneón. The opera effortlessly weaves classical contrapuntal techniques together with milongas, cabarets, and mid-century jazz for a thrilling dance through the underbelly of Buenos Aires. Anthony Barrese conducts.
$15, $29, $45, $59, $75, $89; discounts for groups of ten or more, patrons 30 and younger, and those who attend all three “Inside Opera” workshops between Jan. 23 and Feb. 5, 2019.

Thank you to our Performing Arts Season Sponsors Heritage Hotels and Resorts, the Albuquerque Journal and Southwest Airlines!